OH is in early stages AlZ. He is 66 and is an academic who has retired but is still managing to write stuff. We have been coping well with the diagnosis and getting on with life but learning of Terry Pratchett's death has hit us both hard but for different reasons. He says it's made him face the fact that he is on a path towards the end of his life and, for me, it's made me confront the fact that the bubble we're living in right now will burst. Of course i always knew it would, but I didn't want to face it just now when things are generally going so well. And I know that each case is different. But I'm feeling really sad and emotional today. I know these feelings won't last but it's good to be able to share them on here while they do.